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If I was allowed to vote for my least favourite silent letter, it would be the "b" in "debt". The original spelling in English was "dete" or "dett" but at some point an idiot decided that because it derives from the Latin "debere" (to owe) it should be given a silent "b" to show its origins.

As if English spelling and pronuciation are inconsistent enough without that!


In reply to Re: My favorite silent English letter is: by mertserger
in thread My favorite silent English letter is: by chacham

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